Instagram Roundup: What I Wore in April

by - May 07, 2019

I just realized I haven't shared an Instagram roundup since the end of March! That shows you just how crazy of a month April was. Between Alexis's birthday, multiple sicknesses, and trying to get the May magazine finished, the blog was surviving mostly on pre-scheduled posts. For me, this isn't a second job and I don't bring in much money (yet) from the things I do post. There's no behind-the-scenes person posting for me each week. I write my posts during my lunch hour and before I go to bed during the week and during naptimes on weekends. I do all my own posting to social media and often times forget to share posts everywhere they need to be shared. That's why I've started an email list that you should all sign up for! Whenever there's a new post, you'll get a notice in your inbox no later than the day after the post goes live. I also send out weekly recaps so you can see all of the week's contents at a glance. Once I get more subscribers, I'll start doing weekly emails with links to shop the outfits I post on Instagram. Click here to subscribe!

Now, on to what I wore in April (and the first week of May) that didn't make it onto the blog.

Dress: Target / Sandals: Old Navy
This dress is actually my most recent purchase. It's a really pretty cobalt blue color and feels like pajamas. It comes in three other colors and is on sale for $10 right now. I'm wearing medium. I got these gold sandals on sale about a month ago and have been wearing them non-stop. Who knew that gold sandals would go with so much?! I'm wearing size 7.

Dress: Charlotte Russe (similar, similar) / Shoes: Dillard's (similar)
If you've followed me for awhile, you'll know that this dress has been a favorite for several years. I love that it's fully lined, how flattering the drapey material is, and that it has an invisible snap button to help keep the top from gaping open. I linked to two very similar options above.

Shirt: Target / Jeans: JCPenney / Sandals: Old Navy
I picked up this shirt in a recent Target run. It's hard to tell in the picture, but it's navy blue with vertical red, white, and lighter blue stripes. I wore it to dinner with family a couple of weekends ago with these a.n.a. cropped white jeans (on sale for under $20) and my trusty gold sandals. Wearing the shirt in medium and pants in size 6.

Dress: JCPenney / Sandals: Old Navy
I ordered this dress with the hopes it would arrive in time for Easter. The material is different from other dresses I have in that it's almost papery. It's not lined but I didn't have a problem with that. The sleeves are a little puffy and have elastic bands. The top comes with a seam sewn in to keep it from gaping, but on me it was way too high so I had to cut it out and re-sew it lower. It's currently on sale for under $30 and also comes in a navy polka dot pattern. I'm wearing size small.

Shirt: Target / Skirt: Forever21 (similar) / Shoes: Target
I grabbed this shirt with the sole intention of pairing it with this polka dot skirt. The outfit overall came out very patriotic, but I love it. The shirt is made to be slim fitting so sizing up will just make it look weird I think. I'm wearing it in size medium. My skirt is old but I linked to a similar option in the caption above. My shoes are still available in limited sizes. I recommend sizing up a half size.

Dress: ShoeDazzle / Sandals: Old Navy
This dress was part of my ShoeDazzle showroom for April, and I had a credit so I splurged. It's a true wrap dress where you have to thread the tie through part of the dress and wrap it around you. That being said, I was more comfortable wearing this than I've been in some faux wrap dresses I've tried. The shoulder straps are adjustable, and you can easily wear it without the little flutter sleeves over your arms. It's fully lined, too, which is a major plush. I'm wearing my usual medium.

Shirt: Old Navy (similar) / Skirt: Belk
I grabbed this skirt during a major sale at Belk, and in my hurry I didn't notice that I'd grabbed it in the wrong size. Luckily, the length wasn't any different and because of the stretchy waistband, I was able to keep it. I also intentionally shrank it in the wash. I had a skirt like this in college and loved it, but it got lost in one of my countless moves and I'd just never replaced it. Now that I have, I see countless possibilities to wear it this summer. My shirt has small daisies printed on it, but Old Navy has already moved on to new prints for this style shirt so I linked to one in the same color scheme above.

Jacket: Old Navy (similar) / Shirt: JCPenney (similar) / Jeans: Walmart (similar) / Shoes: ShoeDazzle
Literally everything in this outfit is old except for the shoes, which is the only reason I shared it to begin with. I'd been looking for a pair of black espadrille wedges for awhile but not had any luck finding a pair in my preferred price range. Thanks to having built up my points with ShoeDazzle, I got a pretty good discount on this pair. I love the way they look, and the laces don't make me feel like I'm trying too hard to be cool. However, I'm still on the fence about them comfort-wise. I only wore them for a little while and have to say that my feet were dying, but that could be due to the fact that I've been wearing mostly flats these days and not used to the height. I'm usually a size 7 in shoes and say these are true to size. As for the rest of my outfit, the jacket is definitely one of my most-worn completer pieces and I highly recommend investing in one of your own. My relaxed peplum tank is a couple years old but still a warm-weather favorite. You just can't go wrong with black and white.

Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: Old Navy (similar) / Shoes: Payless (similar, similar)
I felt French-girl chic in this outfit. The stripes, button-front jeans, and sleek mules just created an effortless put-together vibe that I love. The only thing I was missing was a beret!

Shirt: Target / Skirt: Old Navy (similar) / Shoes: ShoeDazzle (similar)
I've gotten a little braver with my print mixing these days. This t-shirt from Target is a surprisingly good neutral. I like that it has shape without being too clingy. I'm wearing it in a medium. My skirt and sandals are both old but I linked to similar items in the caption.

Dress: Old Navy / Vest: ShoeDazzle / Shoes: Old Navy (similar)
Are you guys on I cannot say enough good things about this dress. It's so soft and has the cutest little flutter sleeves. It's also very forgiving and a good length. At only $15, you'll want to get it in every color/pattern (I also have the dark green). I added my denim vest for a little more structure and kept everything neutral with brown sandals, but you can add really any color you want and be good to go. I'm wearing both the dress and vest in medium.

Jumpsuit: JCPenney (tall) / Sandals: Old Navy
You've already seen this jumpsuit on the blog, but it was in a post about something completely different so I wanted to share it again. I was skeptical when I ordered it because of the waistband, but the fit is so good. The material is so soft and breezy. Unfortunately it's out of stock in regular sizes, but it's still fully stocked in the tall sizes. I'm wearing size small.

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